-Rescheduled for September 28 The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) has received a proposal from the Oak View Group to allow the renovation of Seattle Center Arena (KeyArena). The project, filed under application #3029061, includes a new entry atrium, below-ground expansion for additional seating and circulation, and an underground loading dock and vehicular […]
The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) posted draft legislation to improve parking availability in neighborhoods by providing flexibility for building owners to make parking facilities with excess capacity available for public use. These policies will help more residents, consumers and visitors have better access to parking across the city.
On September 11, the Seattle City Council Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee will hold a public hearing on proposed legislation to change the City’s design review process.
One of the best ways to avoid problems with vacant buildings is to keep them from becoming vacant. At SDCI we’ve seen an increasing number of homes and other structures go vacant while applicants wait for their development permits to be issued. We’ve also seen an increasing number of these structures broken into by trespassers, and frequently squatters occupy the buildings. Boarding up the doors and windows and fencing the site can become a huge expense, and frequently the break-ins continue, which requires you to board the structure again. We see frequent evidence of drug use in these structures, with used syringes and other hazards left behind. It paints a costly picture.
On October 1, 2017, we will begin issuing some single family substantial alteration projects as a Subject-to-Field-Inspection (STFI) permit. We often issue STFI permits on the same day you apply. To qualify for this new permit type, your project must meet specific criteria.
The Seattle/King County Clinic offers free dental, vision, and medical care for people that have difficulty accessing or affording healthcare. This year’s clinic will be October 26 – 29 at the Seattle Center. About the Clinic All are welcome! Patients DO NOT need ID or proof of immigration status The clinic serves people in need […]
The latest edition of Seattle Public Utilities’ (SPU’s) Design Standards and Guidelines (DSG) is now published online. The DSG provides engineering requirements, details, specifications, policies, and procedures for designing SPU infrastructures.
View permit turnaround times for July 2017.
SDCI updated two Tips and released two draft Director’s Rules and a final Director’s Rule.
On August 3, the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI ) released the URM (Unreinforced Masonry) Policy Committee recommendations. First convened by SDCI in 2011, the policy committee brought together URM property owners, geological and seismology experts, structural engineers, architects, housing and real estate development representatives, and historic preservation professionals to develop recommendations on a city-wide URM seismic retrofit policy. After a hiatus to allow SDCI to gather more information, the policy committee reconvened in late 2016 to finalize their recommendations.